Have a voice on policy

The Section works hard to deal with the many issues facing family lawyers in New Zealand. Government policy on family law does not happen by itself. Because the Family Law Section is the national professional body representing the interests of family lawyers in New Zealand, we are regularly consulted by the Government and the Family Court on the formation of policy in the family law area.

The Section has a well respected voice in the policy-making process. As a member, you have an opportunity to contribute directly to that process by joining one of the Section’s Standing Committees. The important knowledge you gain from your daily work can assist in shaping and improving policies that will benefit the profession.